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Looking back on 2013

2013 was another big year for Wombat Books, so at this festive time, we look back on some of the great achievements and successes of the year.

1. Coming Home translated into German
Coming Home, by Sharon McGuinness and illustrated by Shannon Melville was translated and published in Germany this year, by publisher Carl-Auer Verlag GmbH. Fröhliche Weihnachten!

2. Marty's Nut Free Party shortlisted
Marty's Nut Free Party, by Katrina Roe and illustrated by Leigh Hedstrom was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology of Australia Book of the Year Awards as well as the CALEB Award for Children's Books.

3. Puggle's Problem reprinted
Due to the success of the hardback version, Puggle's Problem by Aleesah Darlison and illustrated by Sandra Temple was reprinted this year in paperback and also released on Kindle.

4. Rochelle Manners invited to present at the CBCA Conference 2014
Director of Wombat Books, Rochelle Manners was invited to be part of a panel at the Children's Book Council of Australia National Conference! A great acknowledgment of all of the hard work she has put in over the years.

5. 11 more stories you'll want to share
With new authors and some old favs, we released a range of great books for all ages including:

  • 5 new picture books
  • 2 new junior fiction titles
  • 2 new middle fiction titles
  • 2 young adult novels

A big thank you to all of our readers, authors and illustrators who helped make this year a great success!

Merry Christmas and we look forward to another great year of publishing great books by Aussies


The Wombat Books team

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Guest - Robert Vescio on Thursday, 19 December 2013 09:57

Congratulations to everyone involved. Looking forward to 2014! Robert

Congratulations to everyone involved. Looking forward to 2014! Robert